DEVELOPING A CULTURE: FIRST FRIDAYS
NAC’s Benjamin Baker shares insights on this hidden gem.
First Fridays started as a monthly concert series at NAC, but proving it wasn’t a viable model unto itself was reenvisioned, and became Norfolk’s very own Free Open Mic Night for all ages. Since then, First Fridays has risen to one of NAC’s most adored events, where Musicians, DJ’s, Poets, Actors, and Artists alike have come together to share their craft. Holding community art projects, demonstrating live art, and hosting drum circles are just the beginning! We’ve watched musicians grow and find their voice and collaborate with one another. We’ve seen artists create true art in front of our eyes, and it seems almost every month someone new from our community comes out to share their talent for the very first time.
First Fridays is a true reflection of what a community can do when it comes together. I am proud to be a part of this event, and it’s great to see continual support and involvement from the community. The fall edition of First Fridays has already started and we hope to see some new faces. Join us!
If you are interested in sharing your talents with an open and supportive community, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will make sure to have a slot open for you. Time slots fill up regularly, which always makes up for a full night of great art!